Releasing ‘Rainy Day’ Funds

Newcastle Methodist District today agreed to release money kept for a ‘rainy day’ to be used to fund two post within the district.  The money will be used to help finance the roles of District Evangelism Enabler and Regional Safeguarding Officer. Credits – Rainy Day by Theophilos Papadopoulos under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

Great 50 Days : Following Jesus

The Great 50 Days books have arrived. They’ve been delivered to circuits so you should have them very soon. This year the theme is ‘Following Jesus’. The book contains daily reflections written by people from across our region & each week there is a story of faith reflecting on the theme. There’s also weekly resources for small groups. As last …

Small Group Stories from around the District

We heard from two of the districts ministers as they shared with Synod some other types of small groups they have been running. Alf Waite shared with us the story of how a small group that started in the local Starbucks progressed and developed.  This group also birthed another small group that meets in the local Weatherspoon’s that sort to …

Radical Hospitality : Spring Representative Synod 2016

Spring Synod met on the 9th April at Emmanuel College in Gateshead.  The theme for the day was radical hospitality which is a concept taken from the work of Robert Schnase on the five practices of fruitful congregations.  This theme was seen throughout the day from a warm welcome on arrival to fresh coffee and pastries available for all.  As Stephen Lindridge …